Monthly Mail Art with Kristina Werner – June 2018

Hello, all! Kristina Werner here again with your monthly installment of Mail Art! This month I did some simple masking, blending, and stamping.

I started with an Audrey Blue envelope (still one of my favorite Simon colors), and created a heart mask by die cutting some masking paper with one of the Nested Hearts dies. I placed the heart mask on the envelope, making sure to leave room in the top right color for the postage stamps. I blended two Distress Ink colors onto the bottom edge of the envelope: Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire.

Before removing the heart mask, I stamped the top half of the large Brushed Branches stamp in Versafine Onyx Black ink on the bottom edge of the envelope.

Then I removed the mask and was left with a perfect space for the address. I penciled the address in first and then went over it with a black pen.

NOTE: Address used with permission. Thanks, Dena!

The last step was to adhere the postage stamps. If you want to, you can further protect your envelope by applying Distress Micro Glaze to the envelope (be sure to skip the postage stamps since the Postal Service will need to cancel the stamps when your envelope is processed), however I didn’t do this step and it is optional.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies

Simon Says Stamp Envelopes AUDREY…
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED HEARTS Wafer…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp BRUSHED…
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Simon Says Stamp MASKING PAPER Sheets…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Tonic EASY CLEAN MAT 1514E
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS IBT40972
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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MISTI Neodymium BAR MAGNET 007070
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Pilot ENVELOPE ADDRESS WRITING GEL…
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat…
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  1. Love the envelope!! Great way to use the background stamp too!!! I think I could handle doing this one, recreating it!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I love how you put as much thought into the envelope as the card…. and I’m always excited to see your stamp selection. You have inspired me, and I now use stamps to match the themes of my cards….. Love it.
    Take care
    Tracy

  3. How wonderful that you decorated the envelope. I will try that, hoping that the post office won’t deny it :)

  4. Would love to receive an envelope like this
    in the mail. Need to start sending some
    out – but there is hardly any outgoing
    mail any more. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. Hi, This is always one of my favorite post on SSS Mail Art, Love this one, Love the Ombre blue and love the heart for the address I am so going to try that one. I also love the stamps. Thanks

  6. As always another beautiful envelope. Thanks to you and Jennifer McGuire I have been trying to decorate my envelopes, you are such an inspiration!

  7. Gorgeous blending!! Audrey Blue is so lovely! Love how you used the tree to mimic vines at the bottom.

  8. What a lovely way to send mail to someone. I’ll have to think about trying to make my mail more interesting.

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